Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 13-20 March

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Mar 2016

This week has a lot offerings in performing arts in both Cairo and Alexandria, as well as film screenings, exhibitions and musical events. Check the listings below

Weekly events

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Sunday 13 March

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Carol (2015)

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Children's theatre

CAIRO

6th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children. Check the full programme here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

CAIRO

Feraq Bela Makan (Troupes Without a Place) theatre festival

Opera Malak Theatre, Azbakeya, Old Cairo

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

Olympus Inn play

Hosapeer Theatre, off Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Ramifications, an exhibition by artist Samir Fouad. The exhibition will run until 2 April.  Check our art alert here.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassen Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Waltz with Bashir

Elbet Alwan, 5 Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

Lecture celebrating late Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour, moderated by Soheir El-Mosadfa.

Om Kalthoum Museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Manial, Cairo, tel. 02 23631467

Lecture

7pm

CAIRO

The cultural salon celebrates the birthday of late Egyptian singer and actor Karem Mahmoud.

Amir Taz Palace, 27 El-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Cairo

Film

7:15pm

CAIRO

Screening of Zelal (2010), followed by Q&A session with the film’s director and producer Marianne Khoury. Read more about the film here.

Netherlands-Flemish Institute, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of West (2013), part of March German Film Night at Darb 1718. This is a special screening with registration required by filling this form.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The 9th Finnish-Egyptian Musical Bridge. Read more here.

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of Mohakmet Kezm (Dwarf on Trial). Read more here.

Falaki Theater, AUC Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche, Agouza, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Ballet

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Ballet Flamenco de Madrid will perform ballets Fiesta Flamenca and Carmina Burana ballets. Read more here.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22 Sharia Tariq El-Horreya, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Star Wars
BB 8 Droid (Photo: Still from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Monday 14 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Carol (2015)

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Children's theatre

CAIRO

LAST DAY: 6th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children. Check the full programme here.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

5pm

CAIRO

The Science of Star Wars, screening and discussion. Read more here.

American University in Cairo, New Campus, Road 90, New Cairo

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The 9th Finnish-Egyptian Musical Bridge. Read more here.

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of Mohakmet Kezm (Dwarf on Trial). Read more here.

Falaki Theater, AUC Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Fady Adel and his troupe.

Bait El-Oud (Oud House), El-Harawy house, 164 El-Qalaa Street, The Citadel, Cairo, tel. 02 23901016

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Opera Gala: Verdi and Puccini. Cairo Opera Company, Cairo Opera Orchestra, conductor Sherif Mohie El-Din.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

French chamber music concert

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche, Agouza, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

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Circles in the sand
Circles in the Sand (Photo: part of promotional material by Art Talks)


Tuesday 15 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Screening of Carol (2015)

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Lecture
5:30pm
CAIRO

'Peace at the Time of the Ancient Egyptians,' a lecture by Egyptologist Bassam Al-Shamaa.

El-Sawy Culturewheel, Word Hall, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

6pm

CAIRO

Circles in the Sand, a painting exhibition by Sayed Saad El-Din. Read more here.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street. Zamalek, Cairo

Film

6:30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF), No. 143 of Street 8, Muqattam, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Caravan 2016: The Key, a travelling visual arts exhibition. Read more about Caravan here.

Nile Art Gallery, 4 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Act 1: the Roof, photography exhibition by Cairo Bats collective. Read more here.

CIC, 22 Abd El-Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of Mohakmet Kezm (Dwarf on Trial). Read more here.

Falaki Theater, AUC Tahrir Campus, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The 9th Finnish-Egyptian Musical Bridge. Read more here.

Arabic Music Institute, 22 Ramsis Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Death in Venice (1971)

El-Cabina, 11 San Saba Street, behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet Raml, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Atab El-Beyoot
(Photo: part of promotional material for Atab El-Beyoot)

Wednesday 16 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Ibero-American Film Week. Read more here.

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

AUC’s Tartuffe by Moliere. Read more here.

Malak Gabr Theatre, American University in Cairo, New Campus, Road 90, New Cairo

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

Wekalet Al-Ghoury, Al-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche, Agouza, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Bussy’s performance Anesa Wala Madame? (Mademoiselle or Madame?) Read more here.

French Institute, 1 Madraset El-Hoqouq Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Mazzika x El Sat7: Cat Stevens tribute. Read more here.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

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Bussy’s performance Anesa Wala Madame?
(Photo: Fragment from the Bussy’s performance Anesa Wala Madame? promotional material)

Thursday 17 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Ibero-American Film Week. Read more here.

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Puppet theatre
6pm and 8pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a play directed by Lotfi Al-Sayed. The Journey of Senouhi, directed by Eid Mosaad.

Cairo Puppet Theatre, next to Attaba metro station, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Pheel and Double Barrel

Photopia, 15 Somal Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

AUC’s Tartuffe by Moliere. Read more here.

Malak Gabr Theatre, American University in Cairo, New Campus, Road 90, New Cairo, Egypt

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche, Agouza, Cairo

Music

9pm

Cairo

Aghani Bel Araby (Songs in Arabic) concert by Cairo Celebration Choir

El-Dar, 42 Omar Ibn El-Khattab, Heliopolis, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performances of play Atab El-Beyoot (Thresholds of Homes) by the El-Masrah El-Badeel (Alternative Theatre) troupe. Read more here.

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Carol
(Photo: still from Carol)

Friday 18 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Ibero-American Film Week. Read more here.

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Competition

10am

CAIRO

Portray the Glory of the Sultan, a drawing competition. Part of the project Outside In: The Art of Inclusion.

Meeting point: Salah Salem Road, City of The Dead, Cairo

Standup comedy

5pm and 9pm

CAIRO

Alfemo Comedy Republic, featuring standup acts by Maz Jobrani, Angelo Tsarouchas, Amer Zahr, Mohamed Salem & Ahmed Amin.

There will be two consecutive shows at 5pm and 9pm.

The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, New Cairo

Puppet theatre
6pm and 8pm
CAIRO

Cinderella, a play directed by Lotfi Al-Sayed. The Journey of Senouhi, directed by Eid Mosaad.

Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to Attaba metro station, Cairo

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Gamaleya, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche, Agouza, Cairo

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performance by Aqsa El-Wasat (Far Centre), an experimental music band.

Janaklees Visual Arts, 10 Hussein Hassan Street, Alexandria

Music
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Lions of Cairo: Classical Arab repertory, Byzantine music, and sacred and secular medieval tunes from Western Europe and the Mediterranean performed by voices and takht

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performance of play Atab El-Beyoot (Thresholds of Homes) by the El-Masrah El-Badeel (Alternative Theatre) troup. Read more here.

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Amalila
(Photo: Still from Amalila)

Saturday 19 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Ibero-American Film Week. Read more here.

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

4pm

CAIRO

Screening of Night on Earth (1991)

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Standup comedy

5pm and 9pm

CAIRO

Alfemo Comedy Republic, featuring standup acts by Maz Jobrani, Angelo Tsarouchas, Amer Zahr, Mohamed Salem & Ahmed Amin.

There will be two consecutive shows, at 5pm and 9pm.

The Marquee, Cairo Festival City, New Cairo

Theatre

5pm

CAIRO

AUC’s Tartuffe by Moliere. Read more here.

Malak Gabr Theatre, American University in Cairo, New Campus, Road 90, New Cairo, Egypt

Seminar

6pm

CAIRO

Black and White in the Arabic Novel, a seminar with talks by novelists Hamour Zeyada and Mohamed Mansy.

Oriental Hall, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square, Downtown Cairo

Dance/Music

7pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura, traditional troupe performance

Wekalet El-Ghoury, El-Ghuri Complex, Fatimid Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche, Agouza, Cairo

Music

9pm

CAIRO

Ibrahim Maalouf concert

The Pyramids of Giza -Sound and Light Theatre, Cairo

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Performance of play Atab El-Beyoot (Thresholds of Homes) by El-Masrah El-Badeel (Alternative Theatre) troupe. Read more here.

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


Tartuffe
Tartuffe (Photo: Part of promotional material by AUC Theatre Department)

 

Sunday 20 March
 

Film

CAIRO

Ibero-American Film Week. Read more here.

Zawya, Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of Human (2015)

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Film

7:30

CAIRO

Screening of Azziara (The Visit). Read more here.

NVIC, 1 Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

AUC’s Tartuffe by Moliere. Read more here.

Malak Gabr Theatre, American University in Cairo, New Campus, Road 90, New Cairo, Egypt

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Performance of play Atab El-Beyoot (Thresholds of Homes) by El-Masrah El-Badeel (Alternative Theatre) troupe. Read more here.

Teatro Eskenderia, 25 Fouad Street, Alexandria

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Haret El-Sannan (El-Sannan’s Alley), starring Magdi Fekri, Aida Ghoneim, Monia and Mohamed Al-Kholi, written by Sameh Selim and directed by Hassan Saad.

El-Ballon Theatre, Corniche,  Agouza, Cairo

Theatre
8pm
CAIRO

Nobat Sahayan (Awakening Attack), a play directed by Doaa Hamza.

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7:30pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Cairo Bats
Cairo Bats (Photo: promotional material from Facebook event)

Exhibitions this week

Exhibition

9 - 29 March

CAIRO

Etching Tales, drawing exhibition by Shaimaa Kamel and Mostafa Rabie

Townhouse West, Westown Hub, Beverly Hills, Sheikh Zayed, Cairo

Exhibition

11 March -TBA

CAIRO

Group exhibition The Artists of Tomorrow

ArtsMart, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, before the toll gates, after Total gas station, Cairo

Exhibition

15 March- 10 April

CAIRO

Circles in the Sand, a painting exhibition by Sayed Saad El-Din. Read more here.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 March - TBA

CAIRO

Caravan 2016: The Key, a travelling visual arts exhibition. Read more about Caravan here.

Nile Art Gallery, 4 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar- 9 April

CAIRO

Act 1: the Roof, photography exhibition by Cairo Bats collective. Read more here.

CIC, 22 Abd El-Khalek Tharwat Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

12 - 31 March

CAIRO

An exhibition featuring Zizette Sultan’s paintings and Ehsan Nada’s jewellery designs

Al Mashrabiya Art, 80 Mohi El-Din Abul Ezz Street, Dokki, Cairo

Exhibition

12 - 24 March

CAIRO

Group exhibition Points of View

Ubuntu Art Gallery, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 March- 2 April

CAIRO

Ramifications, an exhibition by artist Samir Fouad.  Check our art alert here.

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassen Assem Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

24 Feb- 13 March

CAIRO

A Hidden Message, group exhibition by10 artists

Art Lounge, Flat 2, Floor 1, 37b Ahmed Heshmat Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

25 Feb- 5 April

CAIRO

Indelible, photography exhibit by Randa Shaath. Read more here.

Gypsum Gallery, Flat 2, Ground Floor, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Feb - TBA

CAIRO

Soul by Karim Abd El-Malak

Safar Khan Gallery, Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

18 Feb - TBA

CAIRO

Spirit Inspiration, sculpture exhibition by Houreya El-Sayed

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor, Floor 2, Balass Institute, 13 Gawad Hosni Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition

2 March - TBA

CAIRO

Accepting the Other, by Safeya Qabbani

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

21 Feb-5 April

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath.

Gypsum Gallery, Flat 2, Ground Floor, 5 Ibrahim Naguib Street, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

3 - 15 March

ALEXANDRIA

(im)Possibilities, exhibition by artist Noha Nagy

Atelier Alexandria, 6 Victor Bassili Street, El-Pharaana, El-Azarita, Alexandria

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